Portmarnock to benefit from a development with a difference
By Donal Buckley
Friday October 19 2007
A €160m new housing development in Portmarnock, Co Dublin, will include an unusual feature as three houses will be built to provide child-minding facilities for the neighbours.
The developer, Shannon Homes (Dublin) Ltd, also intends to build only houses in the 208-home project at Drumnigh Road.
More than 180 of the houses will be well above the average house size and some of them will range up to 176 sqm. All of these will be designed in a four-bedroom semi-detached style. The remaining 22 houses will be three bedroom terraced in format.
This contrasts with many new homes developments in Dublin, which have been dominated by apartments.
The three houses with child-minding facilities will also be in a four-bedroom semi-detached format. These could appeal to couples where one wishes to work from home in order to generate an income while also minding their own children
Currently, four-bedroom semis in Portmarnock are asking between €675,000 in Ardilaun and €920,000 in Drumnigh Wood.
- Donal Buckley